Tropical Storm Emily likely won’t make landfall in North Carolina, according to the forecast for the storm’s track on Monday.
While it’s still early, and many things about Tropical Storm Emily’s predicted track may change in coming days, it looks like North Carolina could dodge the worst of the storm.
Emily will head north up the East Coast after crossing over central Florida on Monday, according to the National Hurricane Center. But the storm’s path will keep Emily out to sea as she moves toward North Carolina.
Emily is expected to be off the North Carolina coast by Thursday, with expected winds of 40 mph and gusts of 50 mph.
The National Weather Service in Raleigh forecast showed that Emily could bring rough waters and stronger rip currents to North Carolina’s coast later this week into the weekend.
Emily was expected to bring 2-4 inches of rain to parts of Florida on Monday as the storm moved across the central part of the state.